Legislative Consent

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 16th March 2022.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Scottish National Party, Glasgow North

That small number of occasions includes the Elections Bill, the Professional Qualifications Bill, the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 and the withdrawal agreement itself. All were rejected by Scotland’s Parliament but are taking effect anyway because this Tory Government never really believed in devolution in the first place. So is this actually the end of the Sewel convention, and is ignoring the Scottish Parliament the new normal?